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September 2011

Fall Wreath

Good Monday morning.  I hope you had a great weekend. I have a fun fall project to share with you today that has no stamping involved.  I have had lots of fun creating fall themed cards lately and decided to make another by  creating a wreath made with colorful punched oak leaves.

A while back I posted  floral wreath tutorial on my blog using punched paper foliage and tiny paper flowers.  Creating this leaf wreath followed the same exact steps. I die cut a  ring with Nestabilities to act as the base and a guide for my wreath.  I punched out several leaves in mustard, rust, olive and pumpkin and alternately attached them to the ring using Glossy Accents. I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss an elegant pattern on the vanilla background and layered it over a mustard card base.  I attached the wreath to the base of the card and finished it off with a mustard bow.

KC MArtha Stewart Oak LEaf Punch 1 left 

You may think this was a time consuming project but it was really fast and easy.  You can create a wonderful Christmas wreath with a punched pine or holly foliage using the same technique.  Here is a couple other views.

KC MArtha Stewart Oak Leaf Punch 1 close 
KC MArtha Stewart Oak Leaf Punch 1 right 
If you would like to see some fun Halloween projects jump on over to the Rubbernecker Blog for my Kittie’s Korner post.

Accessories: Martha Stewart Oak Leaf Punch, Cuttlebug Folder, Nesties Circle Dies, Glossy Accents, Grosgrain, Crimper, Glue Dots   Paper:  Mark’s Finest Papers Vanilla Cream, SU More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

Fall Floral Spray

Good Saturday morning.  I hope you have had a good week.  The Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers today has provided Creature Comforts as our inspiration site.  I was inspired by an Inspiration Daily Fall post. I have copied the photos below.

I love to use mustard for fall projects and loved the leaves in the inspiration pictures. I was inspired to create a fall card with mustard colored paper flowers with lots of distressed foliage.

KC Martha Stewart Scalloped Cornflower 1 right 
I combined scalloped die cut flowers and punched cornflowers to create a flower that looks like mums. I sponged all the flower layers with mustard ink and sponged darker layers of color on the sections closer in to the center to create more depth. I created two small mum buds using one punched cornflower for each and added to the floral spray for an additional touch of color.  I distressed the foliage stems to add more dimension to the spray and added touches of the punched pine to soften the arrangement.  I created a punched double matted frame and layered it over an embossed vanilla background,  I love how this turned out.  Here are a couple more views.

KC Martha Stewart Scalloped Cornflower 1 close 
KC Martha Stewart Scalloped Cornflower 1 left 

If you would like more information on how I create my punched paper flower projects check out the Tutorial section on my home page. Have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Supplies and Inks:  Old Olive, More Mustard, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set, Cornflower Punch and Pine Punch, 3/4” Circle Punch, Postage Decorative Scissors, Spellbinders Foliage  and Scalloped Circle Dies, Sizzix Foliage Die, Mounting Tape, Stylus , Mouse Pad, Sponges, Scalloped Scissors, Glossy Accents, Mustard, Vanilla and Olive Cardstock


Lots of Fall Color

I have another fun fall card to share with you today using the new Kittie Kits Fall Harvest set.  I made this for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to use turquoise, olive and pumpkin. The color combination was perfect to create a fall scene with lots of brilliant colors.

KC Fall HArvest 6 center 
If you would like to see a tutorial on how I created this fall scene background check out the tutorial on this week’s Kittie’s Korner post on the Rubbernecker blog

I hope you are having a great week.

Stamps: Rubbernecker Kittie Kits Fall Harvest and Outdoor Master
Paper: Watercolor, Olive, Turquoise
Ink: Peeled Paint, Broken China, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Vintage Photo, Brilliance Chocolate
Accessories: Nesties, Mounting Tape, Brush, Sponges

Autumn Glory

I got home early enough last night to play in the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple challenge.  We were challenged to use leaves on our project and the first thing that came to my mind was pairing my Martha Stewart Oak Leaf punch with my Stampin’ Up Bird punch.  Here is what I came up with.

KC Autumn Glory 2 right 
I crimped several pieces of fall colored cardstock and punched out leaves.  I punched the bird out in ruby red and the branches in chocolate brown.  I attached the branches and leaves to the vanilla cardstock base with Matte Accents to create a branch for the bird to perch on.  I love the simplicity of the leaves with the sentiment from Mark’s Finest Papers new Autumn Glory set.  Here’s another couple of views.

KC Autumn Glory 2 close 
KC Autumn Glory 2 left 

Thanks for coming by. 

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Brilliance Chocolate
Paper: Olive, Rust, Mustard, Orange and Ruby Red, Vanilla, Chocolate
Accessories: Crimper, Martha Stewart Oak Leaf Punch, Stampin' Up! Bird Punch, Matte Accents, Black Glaze Marker (eye)

Winter Christmas Cabin

Good Sunday morning! My project today was made for the Featured Stamper Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  The featured artist today is Linda aka Morningsun47 and here is a link to her card that inspired me.  I love Linda’s snowy cabin and paper pieced trees. Here is what I came up with.

KC The Moose is Loose 24 left 
I stamped the cabin from the Kittie Kits The Moose is Loose set on watercolor paper and painted with reinkers.  I painted white craft ink on the roof and ground area, embossed with white embossing powder and cut out to pop up on the fun designer paper background. I used a Sizzix Christmas tree die to cut out several trees and out of coordinating designer paper and crimped them to add texture.  I attached them in behind and in front of the cabin for added dimension.  The Cottage Christmas paper by Imaginisce  was a perfect match to Wild Wasabi cardstock and grosgrain.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the retired Stampin’ Up! set Festive Favorites. This was a fun project adding a stamped and colored image with the cartoon like Christmas trees.  Here is a couple other views.

KC The Moose is Loose 24 center 
KC The Moose is Loose 24 right 
.Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Sunday.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Kittie Kits The Moose is Loose, Stampin’ Up! Festive Favorites     Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Watercolor, Imaginisce Cottage Christmas     Ink:  Black Versafine, Adirondack Raisin, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick mixed with Aged Mahogany (for cabin), White Craft     Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Sizzix Christmas Tree Die, Brush, Crimper, Deckle Scissors, Clear Embossing Powder